Fatal accident in Hamilton involving motorcycle

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 5:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Hamilton police are investigating a fatal accident in the Lindenwald area that happened shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday involving a motorcyclist and another vehicle.

Sgt. Brian Robinson of HPD said police are processing the scene and he confirmed that the accident was a fatality involving a car and a motorcycle.

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“It is a fatality involving a motorcycle. Officers are currently in the process of getting statements from witnesses and working on the investigation,” Robinson said.

One of the witnesses was Heather Rainey, who lives near the corner of Williams Avenue and Elmo where the accident happened.

“I live a couple of houses over and I was inside and my dad (Brad Francis) and I both said ‘he was flying’ and then my dad heard the crash and went outside and that is when we saw him lying on the ground. He hit another car,” Rainey said. “By the time we called 911 other people had called also.”

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Rainey said her and her father saw the vehicle that the motorcyclist ran into.

“They were actually in the middle of turning off of Elmo onto Williams and he hit them. The poor people driving had a little girl with them and she saw everything,” Rainey said.

Robinson said HPD would not have any more information to release at this time as the investigation is ongoing.

Delivery driver armed with gun, Chinese food thwarts would-be robbers, police say

Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 5:51 AM

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A Chinese food delivery driver in Jacksonville, Florida, shot at attempted robbery suspects after he was ambushed during a delivery, officers said.

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The victim, a delivery driver for Hot Wok on 103rd Street, said he was delivering an order on West Arancio Drive at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when two men answered the door with a gun.

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He said two men in their early 20s pointed a green laser at his face. The laser was coming from the bottom of a barrel on a black semi-automatic pistol, he told police.

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The driver said the men told him to come inside several times.

He tried to turn around and leave and was approached by a third man with a gun, he told officers.

The driver told police he threw the food at the third man, backed away and grabbed a gun from a holster on his waist.

The driver fired four or five shots at the suspects and yelled for neighbors to call 911, according to police.

He held one suspect at gunpoint until police arrived, officer said.

Officers said a short time later, a man reported he had been shot at a different location.

He was arrested in connection with the attempted robbery. Officers are still seeking a third suspect.

The Westside home where the attempted robbery happened is for sale, and neighbors say it’s been empty for months.

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“We actually think that they probably were staking it out and, you know, using it as a target,” said a neighbor, identified only as Juan.

Juan and his friends were a few doors down when the attempted robbery happened. They saw the delivery driver go by them down the street. Juan said it was a short time later when they heard the gunfire.

Juan said it was “just pop, pop, pop, pop, pop … pretty much almost like firecrackers.”

What happens when you order Chinese Food delivered but you are trying to set up driver to be robbed? Bet the suspects...

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Victims turn tables on home invasion suspect, give him black eye

Published: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 6:27 AM

Instead of leaving with stolen goods, a home invasion suspect in Tennessee reportedly left in cuffs with a severely swollen left eye and a first-degree attempted murder charge, among others, to his name.

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According to WTVC, police said Calvin Carter III, 22, brought a gun to an apartment in Chattanooga over the weekend and attempted a home invasion. Carter broke into a home around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night, where a teen and his friends were, and fired a shot that wounded 19-year-old Shane Finney, police said.

Finney's wound was not life-threatening.

WRCB reported that Carter knocked on the door and demanded to be let in, according to police. When one person in the apartment heard a “metallic sound” of a gun, he reportedly jumped out of a window and was led back into the residence by Carter at gunpoint.

His two victims turned the table on the gunman.

Posted by WRCB Channel 3 Eyewitness News on Monday, June 19, 2017

Carter reportedly made demands for a cellphone and was jumped by Finney's friends. Finney was shot in the leg during the struggle, police said.

Finney said five people subdued Carter until police got there. One of those people was Tucker Williams.

"He kept wrestling with me," Williams said told WRCB. "I was like, 'You have one more chance; please stop.' He wouldn't stop, and that's when I punched him in the eye twice."

Carter now faces charges of first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment and aggravated burglary.

His bond has been set at $245,000.

Jefferson Twp. man indicted in assault of 23-month-old in Centerville

Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 11:38 PM

A 27-year-old Jefferson Twp. man is wanted on allegations he caused serious harm to a 23-month-old child this spring.

A warrant was issued Wednesday for the arrest of William Clifton McKinney Lindsey, who was indicted Wednesday on charges of felonious assault, two counts of endangering children and tampering with evidence, all felonies, a Montgomery County grand jury report shows.

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The incident happened April 26 in Centerville, according to the indictment.

Lindsey is scheduled to be arraigned July 6 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

We are working to learn more about the accusations against Lindsey.

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Champaign County district to pay $15K after WHIO barred from recording

Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 10:02 AM
Updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 9:34 PM


            A Champaign County school district has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Cox Media Group Ohio after WHIO-TV was prevented from recording video of a public meeting in October.

A Champaign County school district has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by Cox Media Group Ohio after WHIO-TV was prevented from recording video of a public meeting in October.

The Triad Local Schools board of education approved the settlement agreement that will require the district to pay $15,000 to Cox, which also operates the Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News.

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Cox’s complaint alleged violations of Ohio’s Open Meetings Act for failure to allow WHIO to record a public school board meeting on Oct. 24. WHIO planned to cover the school board meeting after 11-year-old Bethany Thompson had killed herself. Her parents alleged she killed herself because of constant bullying at the district’s middle school.

Community members told Cox Media Group that they planned to voice concerns about bullying at the school and the media outlet wanted to document the meeting.

When the news crew arrived at the board meeting, a reporter and videographer were told cameras wouldn’t be allowed, despite it being a public meeting. The crew was informed by Triad Superintendent Chris Piper that media had to contact the school before the meeting to request permission to bring cameras into the board meeting.

Cox Media Group alleged that was a violation of the Open Meetings Act, a law designed to ensure transparency in government and public entities.

Piper didn’t return a phone message seeking comment on Wednesday.

“We are thrilled with the outcome of this case,” said attorney Erin Rhinehart, who represented Cox. “Our client is committed to ensuring government transparency, and we are hopeful that our efforts here will remind others of the importance of complying with Ohio’s open meetings laws.”

WHIO News Director David Bennallack said WHIO will continue to report the news and fight for public transparency.

“This was a sad story and naturally of great concern to the community,” Bennallack said. “Parents asked us to attend the meeting to ensure that their concerns were being heard, and to record and report on the district’s response. It’s unfortunate that we were forced into litigation to prevent this from happening again, but we trust that this issue is now behind us and that the public will be allowed to see what happens in Triad’s future meetings.”